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This week saw the loss of a titan in the Star Wars community. Kenny Baker, the actor who brought life to R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, passed away at 81. Plenty of fans have sent their condolences over social media in tribute to the actor, and the same is true for the people who worked with Baker. Several figures - both big and small - from Star Wars have shared their thoughts on Twitter, focusing what Baker meant to them. This is what actors like Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels had to say about the passing of Baker.
These tweets come from the actors who played Luke Skywalker and C-3PO respectively, two people who have shared some the most memorable R2-D2 scenes with Kenny Baker. Mark Hamill's tweet is very thoughtful, with a reference to A New Hope thrown in for good measure. Supposedly Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker never really got along, but it was still nice to see him respect the man who he shared so many scenes with over the years.
These next tweets come from Chris Weitz and Daniel Logan. Chris Weitz is the writer of Rouge One: A Star Wars Story and you can't imagine anyone writing a Star Wars movie without being a fan of Kenny Baker. Meanwhile, Daniel Logan played Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and shared a nice picture of himself and Baker in the later years of his life.
Finally, we finish with a tweet from Ewan McGregor, who knew Kenny Baker from his time playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Prequel Trilogy. These are some really sweet tributes from people who were lucky enough to know Baker personally, either from acting alongside him or just meeting him on set.
Kenny Baker will most certainly be missed, but the character he brought so much personality to will live on. R2-D2 will continue to be a key figure in the Star Wars pantheon and will presumably next be seen in the untitled Star Wars Episode VIII.